Blueberry - Brightwell

Vaccinium ashei

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Often called Rabbiteyes this is one of the hardiest of all the blueberries. Berries often form like grapes in thick clusters. This variety is often in the shops due to it's larger size and bigger harvest. It ripens in the middle or end of the blueberry harvesting season. It is self fertile but you can increase it's yield by planting it near other varieties. This variety is very well suited for the home orchard.

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Specifications of Blueberry - Brightwell

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas VIC, SA, WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)

Fruiting/Harvest Months October, November, December

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Pollinators 690, 693, 2093, 3091, 4608

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Pollinators for the Blueberry - Brightwell

Cross pollinate with these Rabbiteye varieties for fruit set

Blueberry - Powderblue

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Noted because the fruit has a powdery blush and is medium in size. It is one of the toughest blueberry varieties with a harvest later in the season. A bigger harvest can be achieved by mixing with other rabbiteyes such as the tifblue or others will suit. A great selection for QLD and northern NSW as they don't need many chill hours for the fruit to set. Often the white flowers have a flush of pink. Grows well in pots and has thick enough foliage to be used as a hedge in summer but lets the light through in winter.

Blueberry- Premier

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A Rabbiteye variety released from North Carolina this variety is an early season rabbiteye variety, that produces fruit of excellent colour, size and flavour. The bushes are vigorous and productive, and have been suited to mechanical harvesting.

Blueberry - Tifblue

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This Rabbiteye variety was introduced in Georgia in 1955 and was for many years the standard by which all other rabbiteye varieties were judged. The fruit is firm and light blue, and has a good flavour when fully ripe. The fruit is in loose clusters, is firm and has a dry stem scar, making it suitable for mechanical harvesting. The fruiting period is as for powderblue and the bush is very productive and vigorous, for many years.

Blueberry - Rahi

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Firm light blue berries have great flavour and store well. A Rabbit Eye variety it will need another Rabbit Eye variety planted with it for cross pollination such as the premier, brightwell or powderblue. Deciduous and frost hardy but take care to protect it from late frost which can damage the spring flowers.

Blueberry - Maru

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Extend your harvest with this late season Rabbiteye blueberry. Suitable for warmer areas, it is a heavy cropper of large fruit, developing good flavour when fully ripe. Planted alongside another Rabbiteye variety, is a prolific producer and may need thinning to maintain large fruit

Blueberry - Brightwell Reviews & Tips

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Edward3
★★★★ 2y ago

CARLINGFORD, NSW, Australia

Suspect it died due to short lapse in watering. Other varieties of blueberry bushes OK. Perhaps this variety is more sensitive.

TonisFruit1
★★★★ 5y ago

VIRGINIA , QLD, Australia

Only had it a short while. Growing beautifully with no problems. 

Russ3
★★★★ 7y ago

EARLVILLE, QLD, Australia

Acid loving plant, I use azalea potting mix, azalea slow release fertiliser and pine bark. I have them in large pots and 2 other varieties with them as cross pollination increases fruit production significantly.

casper
★★★ 8y ago

Beaumont Hills, nsw, Australia

Love the fruit

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